By William Trillo
Photo-Chops: Bret “The Threat” Newton
Where does the time go? Is it really already the holiday season? That can only mean one thing boxing fans and you know what it is!
That’s right,it’s time to name our Turkey Of The Year. As usual there could be many recipients of the award and up until last weekend it was anyone’s guess as to whom might take the crown. But after a world class dud of a performance in Las Vegas there is only one choice for the award.
That would be referee Robert Byrd.
I will admit I was apprehensive when he was named as the ref for the Kovalev vs. Ward fight. It just didn’t feel like the right fit to me, and now I know why. I don’t want to say Byrd lost control of the fight early because quite frankly I am not sure he ever had control. In allowing Ward to tie up Kovalev all night long Byrd turned this possible Fight of the Year into another travesty for boxing fans who paid good money for the show. Talk about a classic Turkey Coma…this was it.
Where’s My Giblet’s Award
This year Pound4Pound has went the extra mile and added a special award for a fighter who has set himself up like no other for this not so prestigious honor.
We call this award: Where’s My Giblets?
There can be no fighter on the planet who has shown time and time again that when it comes to lacking, ahem, Giblets, this guy is in a league all his own.
From Rod Salka to Samuel Vargas this guy has earned this special award.
Let’s hope he finds ’em before he steps into the ring with Thurman.
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